This is my favorite tear sheet from a magazine showing a stone floor with the grout put on sloppily so it looks like it's been there a long time. I put this picture out on the kitchen counter so the tile setters will remember how I don't want the new floor to look glossy and perfect.
Here's the before of the master bathroom with the stained and scored cement floors. The goal in here is to be able to use my beloved steam mop to clean the floors, as well as lighten up the room.
We bought a builder's spec home a while back and we're finally moving forward with some much needed upgrades!
Here's some pictures of the old stained cement floors. They are really hard on your feet and legs.
The new floor will be stone tiles from Mexico. We took a long time deciding because we don't particularily like the tile on the bath tub surround, but it would be a major job to remove them. So matching the new tiles to the old tile was a must.
I don't think having a toliet right by your bed like this will catch on any time soon as a new style!
So far, so good. The tile guys are doing the master bath and the laundry room today, and the guest bath tomorrow. We can't walk on the new stuff tonight.
The powder room bath is waiting until we decide if it will be tile or wood. It's right by the kitchen and I'm not sold on putting wood in the kitchen, but whatever goes in the kitchen the powder room bath will match it for "flow" reasons.
What about you? Wood or tile/stone in your kitchen? Please leave a comment and let me know which way you would go. Thanks for stopping by and come back soon for a look at the finished rooms.
I'm linking up to the Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage. She always has a lot of interesting nesting going on there!
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